Sunday, 29 November 2015

Creating your own Baby Memory Box

When a new baby arrives there is so much excitement surrounding the birth and getting to grips with a dramatic change to life, that without realising months can go by and all of a sudden your bouncing baby is already giggling at your facial expressions and attempting to follow their sibling’s footsteps. 

But to help cherish these memories and those that come, a memory box can be the ideal way to store precious memorabilia such as their first tooth, their first hair cut and even those teeny tiny booties that they came home from the hospital in. 

As a memory box will be something that’s very personal to you, these ideas can help you to create your own that will encompass this time, ready for you to share with them when their all grown up. 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Feeling the Flu

Oh my, do I not want to ever experience THAT again! As I sit here and type this I am just recovering from the flu. It started off as a sore throat, a cold, the usual sort of thing that you'd expect from this time of year. Ethan had brought it home from nursery and the day he did, he spent the night burning, too hot to touch in our bed, bless him. Luckily he'd had the flu jab. They say it's good that they pick up things from nursery and such, to build their immune system. But it's no good for those they pass it on to, including our four and half month old Logan.

My 1st Years Pre Christmas Gifts and Giveaway

We're going to be putting up our Christmas decorations soon - I'm really in the festive spirit. I think mostly because Ethans at the age where he's really starting to understand the concept of Christmas, or at least that Christmas is a thing, unlike previous years. This year I've excitingly partnered up with the lovely brand that is My1stYears - a favourite brand of mine who sell a range of gorgeous baby and child products focusing on personalised items. If you haven't heard of them before, they're worth a visit.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Goodbye Perfectionist

I used to be a perfectionist. But I'm not anymore. 

I suffered with body dysmorphic disorder as a teen, seeing something that wasn't really there. Blowing things out of proportion.

I kept the house spotless - cleaning and hoovering everyday. Making sure everything was 'in it's place'.

Being a Virgo, it's probably just in my nature. But since having children I've come a long way from the perfectionist I once was. It's not just the lack of time to clean or to worry about how I look, it's because I've grown up. Growing up and becoming a Mother has shown me what really matters in life. It's not about a tidy, spotless home.

Win a Jaguar E Type Driving Experience! (Worth £99)

We all know somebody that would love have a go at a driving experience, driving one of their favourite cars, in my case I know that Adam is desperate to have a go in an AUDI R8, he's actually asked me for a driving experience for his next birthday. I'd assumed that this sort of thing would be quite expensive, but U Drive Cars are currently offering an experience in his favourite car from £69 (22% off), which I think is quite reasonable! 


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Leaving The House, The Park and New Raincoats

Being a Mama to toddler and a very young baby, I sometimes feel like I rarely leave the house. It's so much harder to leave the house with a young baby. I feel like to leave the house we have to pack up the house! We have to pretty much take everything we can possibly think of 'just in case'. 

Top Tips for Post-Pregnancy Recovery

Today I am sharing a guest post all about post-pregnancy recovery. Having recently giving birth myself, I found this article particualrly helpful, so if you've recently had a baby and you're reading this, I hope you do too!

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